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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Global Citizenship
Major: 6212
First Term: 2009 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 16
CIPS Code: 45.1101
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs (72)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in Global Citizenship enhances students' understanding of the world around them and current social issues such as economic and social justice, human and civil rights, world and regional conflicts, environmental degradation, cultural diversity, and political change. Through a combination of coursework and experiential learning, students develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse while becoming more informed, socially responsible, and engaged citizens of their communities, country, and world. The certificate includes specialized tracks in the impact of diverse cultures on American life: Impact of Diverse Cultures on American Life; Political and Economic Interdependence of the International Community; Global Study of Cultures, Religions, and Values; Regional Study of Cultures, Religions, and Values; and Science, technology and the world.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites



Required Courses
 Credits: 7
 GLO298AASpecial Projects1
Select 6 credits from the following courses
 ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3) 
 COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication (3) 
 ECN213The World Economy (3) 
 GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere (3) 
 GCU122World Geography II: Western Hemisphere (3) 
 HIS243History of World Religions (3) OR 
 PHI/REL243World Religions (3) 
 POS120World Politics (3) 
 PSY132Psychology and Culture (3)6
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 9-2010
Students will choose 9-10 credits from one of the four tracks
Any prefixed course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area
 
Track 1 - Impact of Diverse Cultures on American LifeCredits: 9
Courses for Track 1 must be selected from the following disciplines:
AIS, ASB, CCS, COM, EDU, ENH, HIS, HUM, IGS, MCO, MHL, PSY, REL, SOC, SPH, WST
Courses selected under Track 1 must satisfy both of the following General Education Requirements:
Awareness Area C and Core Areas SB or HU or L
 
Track 2 - Political and Economic Interdependence of the International CommunityCredits: 9
Courses for Track 2 must be selected form the following disciplines:
ECN, IBS, POS, SBU
Courses selected under Track 2 must satisfy both of the following General Education Requirements:
Awareness Area G and Core Area SB
 
Track 3 - Global Study of Cultures, Religions, and ValuesCredits: 9
Courses for Track 3 must be selected from the following disciplines:
ASB, COM, DAH, ENH, GCU, HIS, HUM, IGS, MHL, PHI, PSY, REL, SOC
Courses selected under Track 3 must satisfy both of the following General Education Requirements:
Awareness Area G and Core Areas SB or HU or L
Foreign Languages: All of the following 201, 202, 203, or 204 level classes are also acceptable under Track 3:
ARB, FRE, GER, HEB, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA
 
Track 4 - Science, Technology, and the WorldCredits: 9-10
 ASB231Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods4
 ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
 BIO105Environmental Biology4
 BIO107Introduction to Biotechnology4
 CHM107Chemistry and Society3
 GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment3
 GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography4
+GPH210Introduction to Environmental Geography3
 PHS120Introduction to Physical Science: Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology and Oceanography4
 SOC180Social Implications of Technology3
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Explain the nature of culture, political systems, economic systems, religion, and language and their impact on individuals. (ASB102)
2.Describe variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions, especially Europe, Russia, North Africa, and the Asian world. (GCU121)
3.Describe variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and North America. (GCU122)
4.Describe specific issues related to the study of interstate relations: e.g., national security, war, economic, integration, and trade. (POS120)
5.Research and identify literary forms, compare and contrast plot variations and demonstrate awareness of cultural points of view. (COM263)
6.Describe the impact that the international economy, including free trade, protectionism, and finance, has on a given country's economy. (ECN213)
7.Apply academic studies to world current events in an experiential setting. (GLO298AA)
8.Describe philosophical and religious ideas of Asia within the context of world civilization. (HIS243)
9.Summarize current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture and applications of behavioral and cognitive principles to enhance multi-cultural interactions. (PSY132)
10.Describe the influence of world religions on social, economic, and political developments. (PHI/REL243)